, 1h30 GenresDrame, Documentaire, Historique ActeursPamela Reed, Melora Hardin, Rachael Taylor, Rel Hunt, Ritchie Singer, Bartholomew John Rôle Vince Peterson Note56% In 1980, ABC development executive Vince Peterson (John Terry) meets with producer Aaron Spelling (Nicholas Hammond), looking for a series featuring "greed and manipulation and sex and power and vanity" to battle against CBS' hit nighttime serial Dallas and make it "look like Sesame Street." Writers Richard and Esther Shapiro (Pamela Reed and Ritchie Singer) are already developing their own modern take on I, Claudius, and Dynasty is conceived. From the beginning, Esther's intent to explore "real social issues" and not have the show be an "inane soap with beautiful people and beautiful clothes" clashes with the network and advertisers' squeamishness with homosexual character Steven, "the first openly gay character on a prime time drama series." John Forsythe (Bartholomew John) — the voice of Charlie's Angels ' Charlie — and Linda Evans (Melora Hardin) are cast as Blake and Krystle Carrington. With the new series at #40 in the ratings, ABC pushes for Steven to be "cured," and Richard conceives a female J. R. Ewing: Blake's bitter ex-wife Alexis. Soon Dynasty welcomes Heather Locklear (Holly Brisley) as sexpot Sammy Jo, and Joan Collins (Alice Krige) as villainess Alexis.
Ratings rise as Alexis tears her way through Dynasty and Sammy Jo makes Steven reconsider same-sex romance. Steven's portrayer Al Corley (Rel Hunt), annoyed at the direction his character is taking, asks "Hey, I'm not gay ... but correct me if I'm wrong, is homosexuality a disease that can be cured by a blonde bimbo in Daisy Duke shorts?" ... and is soon replaced. Stuck at #2 — despite the tease of an affair by Krystle with guest star Rock Hudson (Robert Coleby) — Dynasty becomes "the most expensive show in history" and spawns a spin-off series. The Moldavian wedding massacre finally drives the show to #1 as the world learns that Rock Hudson has AIDS. Collins wants more money for "putting the 'nasty' in Dynasty," but Esther plays hardball to prove that everyone is replaceable. Ratings begin to slide in the aftermath of the Moldavia storyline, and by the seventh season ABC is talking about cancellation. Esther files a profit-seeking lawsuit when news surfaces of Aaron's plans for Spelling Entertainment to go public. Long unhappy with storyline quality, John finally explodes; Joan faces the public spectacle over her divorce. Realizing that the important things in life are passing her by, Linda decides she needs to leave Dynasty, and a supportive Joan wishes her well. Season nine ends with Blake and Alexis in mortal peril, but few viewers. ABC unceremoniously cancels the show — "the '80s are over."
, 1h31 Réalisé parRichard Colla OrigineEtats-Unis GenresDrame, Musical ActeursDolly Parton, John Terry, Beth Grant, Kimberley Kates, Joe Keenan Rôle Hank Note62% Dolly Parton stars as country singer Leana Taylor who struggles to escape from her controlling manager/boyfriend, Hank (John Terry), as well as her troubled past. After turning to her guitarist (Billy Dean), Leanna finally faces her past, including her estranged mother and the death of her father.
, 1h28 OrigineEtats-Unis GenresDrame ActeursJean Smart, John Terry, Gretchen Corbett, Shawna Waldron, Dorian Harewood Rôle docteur Jim Marshall Note62% Elaine Marshall menait une vie tranquille jusqu'au jour où tout a basculé. A l'aube de leur 25ème année de mariage, la jeune femme découvre l'infidélité du père de ses enfants, Jim. Elaine accuse alors le coup lorsqu'elle apprend que son mari la trompe avec un homme. Vivant pour la première fois cette expérience, Jim, se sent coupable de son acte. Pourtant, sachant qu'il va briser une famille heureuse, l'homme va devoir affirmer son homosexualité auprès de son entourage pour pouvoir enfin s'épanouir au quotidien.
, 1h36 OrigineEtats-Unis GenresDrame, Thriller, Policier ThèmesLa prison ActeursMimi Rogers, Billy Zane, John Terry, Kurt Fuller, Lee Garlington, Nancy Fish Rôle James Note52% Regina, a death row prisoner, raises questions about her guilt when she recalls the murder of her husband, James, through a series of confessions and flashbacks. Colin, a prison guard, with a media interest, is intrigued by the beautiful Regina and her story. Colin questions Regina about her late husband's murder and receives conflicting answers, raising questions over the cause of James' death and whether or not Regina had intended to kill him. It also becomes clear to Colin that, during James and Regina's marriage, the former became possessive and abusive, struggling to deal with an earlier relationship of Regina's that she could not forget.